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Notable Historical Events for May 25th

1997Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett's uniform #

1994Mark Messier guarantees his New York Rangers will beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which he would help deliver on by scoring a natural hat trick in the game

1973George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

1842Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague

1969Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1989Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

1980Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1941Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941

1935Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates

1951NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

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Notable Birthdays on May 25th

1969Anne Heche, Aurora Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

1803Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston Massachusetts, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)

1926Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1907Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)

1889Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

1939Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)

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Notable Weddings on May 25th

1940MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

1661King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

1957NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll

1965Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

1898Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

1901Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

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Notable Deaths on May 25th

1954Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

1919Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

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